What food and drinks should not be consumed while traveling: a list from experts

By TravelWiseJul 25, 2023 16:41 PMNews
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What food and drinks should not be consumed while traveling: a list from experts
What foods can not be consumed during the trip. Source: Pixabay

You can get sick from any food or drink while traveling. But some foods can be more risky than others.

Food safety measures, sanitary standards, and cooking habits differ in different parts of the world. It is best to study this issue before you travel, writes Huffpost.

According to Vanessa Rissetto, a registered dietitian and co-founder and CEO of Culina Health, raw meat and seafood are a big taboo.

"We can't know where they came from and what conditions the animals and fish were kept in," she explained.

Half-cooked steaks, tartare, sushi, ceviche or raw seafood, as well as poorly cooked meat, fish or seafood can increase the risk of consuming bacteria, parasites or viruses.

What food and drinks should not be consumed while traveling: a list from experts
Raw fish. Source: Pixabay

Fresh fruit and vegetables that have been laying around for a while can be a source of pathogenic bacteria. Choose cooked foods whenever you can to ensure that they are free of pathogens.

In addition, choose fruits and vegetables with thick peels, such as bananas, oranges or avocados.

What food and drinks should not be consumed while traveling: a list from experts
Fruits. Source: Pixabay

According to the CDC, pasteurized milk and dairy products from sealed containers are generally safe to consume. However, unpasteurized products, including cheese, yogurt, or ice cream, are more likely to contain dangerous microbes such as listeria, salmonella, or E. coli. Dairy products that have been stored at room temperature should also be avoided.

The main cause of traveler's diarrhea is contaminated water. Since pathogens are not visible to the naked eye, it is difficult to tell if the water is safe to drink.

What food and drinks should not be consumed while traveling: a list from experts
Dirty water often causes poisoning. Source: Pixabay
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